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Record numbers head to – what are they doing right?

The number of unique visitors to the Tourism Australia (TA) website is now at a record high after a new approach to attract audiences took them to new heights. Teaming […]

Should piece work rates be sent packing?

While those looking to combat backpacker exploitation want to ban it, some farms are keen to extend piece work rates from the field and into the packing sheds. The way […]

NSW government proposes big shake-up of short term rental hosts

A NSW Senate options paper on short-term letting will be released as soon as this Friday and looks to ease restrictions on holiday leasing providers such as Airbnb. To make […]

More horror stories emerge as there are calls for reform on the agricultural industry

  The mother of murdered backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 20, has been inundated with horror stories from backpackers who have travelled to Australia and experienced the “dark side” of farm work. […]

Retiring whale watch operator attributes backpackers to the company’s success

They’ve had a whale of a time but for Brian and Jill Perry, it’s time to sail away into the distance as they say goodbye to their Hervey Bay Whale Watch […]

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